- Plastic model kit, assembly, glue & paint required
- Molded in gray and dark red
- 94 Pieces – 5 sprues, lower & upper hull, deck, waterline plate
- Approximate Dimensions: 6.47” L x 0.62” W
- Box dimensions: 12.6" L x 5.75" W x 1.8" H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
The second HMS Zulu was a Tribal-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built in Glasgow by Alexander Stephen and Sons. Her keel was laid down on 10 August 1936. She was launched on 23 September 1937 and commissioned on 7 September 1938.
In September 1942, Zulu participated in Operation Agreement, a commando raid at Tobruk, together with cruiser Coventry and destroyer Sikh. She had the task of scuttling Coventry after she was damaged in an air raid. Zulu was sunk by enemy aircraft on 14 September 1942, after bombarding Tobruk, following the rescue of Sikh. Shore batteries hit Sikh which began to sink. The ships captain maneuvered his ship to try to rescue Sikh and her crew, attaching lines to her to drag her out of danger, having laid a smokescreen. Sikh eventually sank but Zulu succeeded in saving the lives of a number of her crew. Aircraft continued to attack Zulu and she finally succumbed, sinking the following day. Zulu took forty casualties from these attacks: twelve killed, twenty-seven missing, and one member of the crew was wounded. The attack, according to her commanding officer, was carried out by Ju 88s and Ju 87s—12 Ju 87s belonging to III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3 formed part of the attack.
This Trumpeter 1/700 scale model kit of the HMS Zulu comes with a display plate, one piece hull (full or waterline versions), deck, and accurate waterslide decal markings.